MAY CLASSES – with short descriptions

  • The classes below are listed ALPHABETICALLY.
  • They are open for enrollment. You can sign up at any time.

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS 101 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

Are you an actor who’s interested in learning how to speak believably in a variety of different accents?  Or do you just think it would be fun to learn to speak realistically and convincingly as if you were from another part of the world? This enjoyable Seattle acting class, focusing specifically on dialects and accents, can help. NOTE: You can take this class on Saturdays or Sundays.

  • Instructor: RICK MAY
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Class 162288: Accents 101 - Sunday class
5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 (four meetings)
Sundays - 3pm-5pm
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 11


ACCENTS AND DIALECTS 102 ⟾ starts 5/12

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SATURDAYS

A follow-up for students who have taken Rick’s “Accents and Dialects 101” class, and would like to keep learning and practicing.  You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Fundamentals Certificate program

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Class #158543: Accents and Dialects 102
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 1pm-3pm
5/12-6/2 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


ACRYLIC PAINTING ⟾ starts 5/12

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SATURDAYS

In this class we’ll spend four fun weekly sessions playing with color,  learning about brushes, learning how to mix and blend a few colors to get dozens more. We’ll work in easy-to-use acrylics, oil pastels, colored markers, and more. Even if you don’t know an artist’s brush from a toothbrush, you’ll have fun and be surprised at how much you can learn in only four weeks. Note: You can bring your own materials or buy a materials kit at an art supply store less than a mile from the classroom. More information about kits.

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Course #17487
Acrylic Painting - May 2018 class
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 12:30pm-2:30pm
5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


ACTING 101 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

In this fun four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform short scenes. Whether you’re looking for a class just for fun, or have aspirations to some day act in movies or on stage, all levels are welcome. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

 

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Class #160818
ACTING 101 - SUNDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 3pm-5pm
5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 13


ACTING 102 ⟾ starts 5/09

MAY CLASS – MEETS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #30113 : ACTING 102
Spring 2018 - Wed. night class
Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30
Tuition: $156 +$10 reg. fee
Seattle - Greenwood Center
Max. Enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


ACTING 102 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #160818
ACTING 101 - SUNDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 3pm-5pm
5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 13


ACTING 102 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #19285:
ACTING 102 SUNDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
3:30pm-5:30pm

5/13, 5/20, 5/27,6/3 (Four meetings)

University of Washington campus
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 11


ACTING 104 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

ACTING 104 is one of our core foundational acting classes, continuing the foundation we developed in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (ACTING WITH EMOTION).  It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. For students 18 and older.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Course 110130:
ACTING 104
Sundays, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
(Four meetings) 10am-12pm
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
This section has free parking.


ACTING 105 – MAY 2018 CLASS


ACTING 105 continues the foundational work done in Acting 101 through Acting 104. The focus is on building complex characters grounded in the reality created by the writer, and taking our acting and performing skills to the next level. 

One of our key points of focus in Acting 105 will be on performing scenes which involve several characters (in the same scene), and not only listening to and responding to one scene partner, but listening and responding to a group of characters and actors, to create a naturalistic performance. Actors will have a chance to play a wide range of characters as the class moves along.

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Class #162744: Acting 105
Tuesdays 8pm-10pm
May 8, 15, 22 and 29
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12


DRAWING COMIC BOOKS ⟾ starts 5/12

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SATURDAYS

In this intensive four-week class, students will learn how to draw comic book pages and panels, draw simplified figures, and show them in action. Plus: page layout and design; inking tips; and how to tell stories effectively with images.  

DRAWING COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

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Class #27702: DRAWING COMICS
Saturdays 3pm-5pm

5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 (four meetings)

Seattle: University of Washington campus
(Free parking on Sundays)
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces open: 11


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ⟾ starts 5/08

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun four-week class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit. More info about the kit

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Class #111351: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 (+ $10 reg. fee)
Please not corrected times:
Tuesday nights 6pm-7:45pm
5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
Greenwood Senior Center. East room
525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left:11


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ⟾ starts 5/12

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun four-week class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit in class. More info about the kit

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Class #162474: Sat. morning class
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10am-12am
5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 (four meetings)
Seattle – University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 17


 

MINDFULNESS for CREATIVE PEOPLE ⟾ starts 5/16

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Course #162165:
Seattle Mindfulness Classes:
MINDFULNESS for CREATIVE PEOPLE
Tuition: $145 + $10 registration fee
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
University of Washington campus
(South campus center)

Please note: There is a $10 materials fee which is payable to the instructors in class.


Looking for Mindfulness Classes in Seattle? This introductory workshop, taught by Andrea D’Asaro and Christine Soja, is now open for enrollment. This course will introduce mindfulness and creative practices that can be used to explore your own unique expression.  Combining guided meditation, gentle movement, collage, drawing and painting in a small group setting the class guides you towards your potential within.  Learn to enjoy the process and let go of outcomes or “doing it right.”


 

VOICEOVER 101 ⟾ starts 5/13 (May/June class – meets on Sundays)

In this Seattle voiceover acting class you’ll learn how to create a range of interesting voices and characters, learn about the business side of voiceover acting, and learn how to have the best odds of making it in the business. In addition to his appearance in major motion pictures, the instructor has been featured in many popular video games.  In “Star Fox 64” he is the voice of Peppy Hare and Andross. In “Age of Empires II” he is the narrator and voice of Genghis Khan. He is The Soldier in the ongoing game series “Team Fortress II.”  This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Voiceover Acting. NOTE: You can take this class on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Saturdays.

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Class #163297:
VOICEOVER 101 - SUNDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Sundays 12 noon-2pm
Four meetings: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. Enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 15


 

VOICEOVER 102 ⟾ starts 5/12 (May/June class – meets on Saturdays)

For students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class, and would like to continue learning and practicing. This class is a continuance of in-depth instruction of advanced voice work. In addition to scenes and advanced commercial work, the class will also do full length shows with roles assigned and performed by students. No memorization. If you’re interested in working as a voice actor, Rick’s classes are an excellent place to start. NOTE: You can take this class on Sundays or Wednesdays, or Saturdays.

 

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Voiceover 102 - Saturday class
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Saturdays 10 am-12pm
5/12-6/2 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


 

VOICEOVER 102 ⟾ starts 5/9 (Wednesdays)

For students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class, and would like to continue learning and practicing. This class is a continuance of in-depth instruction of advanced voice work. In addition to scenes and advanced commercial work, the class will also do full length shows with roles assigned and performed by students. No memorization. If you’re interested in working as a voice actor, Rick’s classes are an excellent place to start. NOTE: You can take this class on Sundays or Wednesdays or Saturdays.

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Class #107810: Voiceover 102
Wednesday night class

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 13


WORDPRESS FOR BEGINNERS ⟾ meets May 6

Looking for a Seattle WordPress class that starts at the beginning, and teaches you how to build your own website, step by step? Whether you’re a blogger or doing e-commerce, WordPress is a great way to go. This class will give you the tools to build your own fully functional website, using the popular WordPress platform.

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Class #57071: WORDPRESS
Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Sunday May 6, 10am-3:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 10. Spaces left:9


WRITING SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY ⟾ starts 5/7

In this class, we’ll focus on writing (short) science fiction and fantasy, paying special attention to what makes stories seem real and believable even when the characters and locale are exotic or unreal. Students have opportunities to share their writings and get feedback from others in the class.

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Class #27725
WRITING SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY

Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Mondays 6pm-8pm
5/7-5/28 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


ZENTANGLE ⟾ starts 5/10


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Zentangle class
Location: Lake Forest Park
(Address will be emailed when you enroll)
Times: 6 pm-8 pm (four meetings)
Thursdays:  May 10, 17, 24, 31
Max. enrollment: 12

You will be able to draw a simple but satisfying piece of art in 60 minutes.  The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, called tangles. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called “tiles.” We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.  Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. There is no up or down to Zentangle art.  It is a proven method to promote mindfulness and fosters self-esteem, self-confidence, focus, relaxation, creativity, and stress relief. People of all ages and skill levels can create Zentangle® art and have fun in the process,


About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.